Come mix & mingle with Massimo Capra and John Casciato and savor some of the best wines of the Niagara Region, California and of course Italia Bella. Enjoy one night’s accommodations in a Fallsview Room at the Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls – Fallsview and a five course dinner with wine pairings. Last seasons events all sold out so book early to avoid disappointment.
Robert Mondavi established his namesake winery in 1966 with a vision to create Napa Valley wines that would stand in the company of the world’s finest. He chose To Kalon Vineyard in the heart of the Napa Valley as the home for Robert Mondavi Winery. This first-growth vineyard, located in Oakville, California, is renowned for producing some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon wines in the world, as well as for its Sauvignon Blanc grapes, from which Mr. Mondavi crafted his signature wine, Fumé Blanc. Along with To Kalon Vineyard, Robert Mondavi Winery sources grapes from some of Napa Valley’s finest vineyards, including Stag’s Leap (Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc) and Carneros (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay). Mr. Mondavi believed that wines should reflect their origins, that they are the product of the soil, the climate, and the careful stewardship of those precious resources. He also believed in combining the newest techniques and technology with time-honored winemaking traditions. Mondavi winemaking and vineyard teams are proud to carry on our founder’s mandate to always strive higher, to pursue Robert Mondavi’s goal of excellence with the same passion and innovative spirit, moving forward with programs that break barriers and open new frontiers. Chef Massimo Capra along with Executive Chef John Casciato are looking forward to cooking up some of the trendiest west coast Italian cuisine and accompanied with some of the very best Mondavi wines. You will love this West Coast inspired event!
To me it looks like the calf muscle in the boot of Italy, but however you describe the Marches you will agree that it is one of Italy’s most underrated regions. Its beauty, its food and of course its wine all deserve your attention. While being very much its own entity, the Marches is also a microcosm of everything Italy has to offer. The two wines that have made the region famous are also the wines of Garofoli. Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC is a low yielding crisp white varietal unique to this region. Rosso Conero comes from a small outcrop of land that quickly plummets into the sea. Here they produce a tiny amount of special red entirely from the Montepulciano grape.
Casa Vinicola Gioacchino Garofoli is one of the oldest estates in the Marches and has always been at the forefront of quality wine production here. That is easy to say, but the proof is easily found in the Gambero Rosso wine guides and in the bottle when you pull the cork.
When people try to explain Emiila – Romagna, they usually point to the extraordinary number of products and dishes from Emilia-Romagna that seems to lie at the heart of “Italian” cooking. Emilia-Romagna is the home of Parmigiano-Reggiano, balsamic vinegar, prosciutto di Parma, tortellini, and much more.